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EdTheHeaterMan
EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176
Don't oil burners come out of the box already properly adjusted?


Before you criticize the installer, Look at the top left portion of the furnace!
Edward Young
Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
Services first oil burner at age 16
P/T trainer for EH-CC.org

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    I'm not a scorched-air guy by any means- but I'd have to be very drunk to think that was OK. The same might be true of the inspector.

    In both cases- You can't fix stupid!

    And I'll bet that approval sticker will make it difficult for you to sell and install the correct model................
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    EdTheHeaterManIronman
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176
    I told the owner that I won't fix the oil leak I was originally called to fix unless the burner is made right. I sent the landlord a picture of the page in the instructions manual and before and after pics of the burner. Cost him at least 1/3 of the price of there original install.

    It's right now!

    Yours truly
    Ed
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    How about posting the "after" pic here? I know we all know what you did, but there are those out there who will need to actually see it.....
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    kcopp
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 5,506
    side draft?
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,590
    That was shipped for horizontal installation but I guess the installer thought otherwise. Silly Rabbit.
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • BDR529
    BDR529 Member Posts: 217
    I get dizzy looking at it!
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,687
    edited December 2019
    I don't see a hole for a combustion test lol.
    And you know that pump strainer is never getting changed
    steve
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176
    edited December 2019
    Steamhead said:

    How about posting the "after" pic here? I know we all know what you did, but there are those out there who will need to actually see it.....

    This is why I was Called:

    This is what I Found:

    This is how I left it

    Not a fan of the refrigerant line going in front of the oil burner, but the customer has a budget. :/
    The leak was in the compression fitting at the oil filter outside. New fuel line, and rotate the burner properly.


    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176

    I don't see a hole for a combustion test lol.
    And you know that pump strainer is never getting changed

    There is a hole in the vent connector. It is on the other side where it is hard to see
    STRAINER? Who needs a stinkin' strainer? Don't we throw them away after they clog?
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 1,828
    Well horizontal furnaces can be installed vertically for "upside down" applications?
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,375

    Don't oil burners come out of the box already properly adjusted?


    Before you criticize the installer, Look at the top left portion of the furnace!

    @EdTheHeaterMan No?! No....is that a approval inspection notice from a inspector?
    The pics a bit blurry. Holy S**T !
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,362

    I don't see a hole for a combustion test lol.
    And you know that pump strainer is never getting changed

    Off topic for this post, but I see this quite often on this site. Is your fuel that bad where you are, or is it because your tanks re buried and just old.
    I do not know of anyone who has changed a pump screen here, and I have personally only ever changed about a dozen pumps in 27 years. We just don't see sludge here very often. If it is, it is in a fuel tank in one of the low budget mobile home parks where the people sometimes are only putting in about 50 gallons at a time, and letting too much water accumulate.
    So I guess my question is this; Are you guys just dealing with old fuel tanks that are just sludged up, or is it bad fuel to start with?
    Rick
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176
    There are a lot of really old tanks. starting with the refineries to the bulk plants to the homeowner tanks and the summer heat can cause more condensation inside the tanks. especially when the tanks are left below 1/4 of a tank for 5 months in a row.
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
    rick in Alaska
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,868
    Is that cardboard between the furnace and the coil cabinet? If so, that inspector needs to be fired.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    neilc
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,590
    edited December 2019
    That's what happens when cost alone is the deciding factor.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,176
    @Ironman I never looked at your observation about Cardboard. It is metal. I believe the contractor used the old Singer or York combustible floor base. That tan color is definitely metal
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org